Thursday, April 14


This is a utility for creating backups of Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird and Netscape profiles. It's Windows-only, though, so Mac users are out of luck (and people like me are only partially lucky).

I haven't tried it yet, but it looks like this can also be used to transfer a Firefox/Tbird/Netscape profile from one computer to another if you don't want to have to reconstruct everything on your second machine.

I first heard about this when Lifehacker linked to the thoughts on things blog, where Nick Aster talks about being able to restore all of his Web and email settings in 10 minutes after a reformat by using this program.

So maybe Mac users aren't all that unfortunate... when's the last time OSX got so cluttered you needed to reformat?

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